My blog profiles people over 50 who have positive attitudes about aging, and love to travel. My specialty is wine and food travel.
I am an experienced travel writer with a certificate in Journalism, seeking regular travel, food and wine writing. A while back I created content for Quench and Canadian Traveller, among other publications. For Quench, I wrote about wine, spirits, and food. My most recent article was for Wandering with Wonder about women winemakers in Austria. I also wrote an article on pairing wine and cupcakes. I have the Level 2 Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) certification and worked at the LCBO.
To network with other travel bloggers and learn tricks and tips. To offer my own knowledge and experience to others. To develop a senior blogger group.
I was an Intern with Canadian Traveler Magazine.
To understand different cultures.
I've attended two events so far and met some very cool travel bloggers like @travelwithtmc.com, @goatrotichronicles.ca and @downshiftingpro. I'm able to learn from their examples. Thank you Kateryna for organizing the events.
Toronto Travel Massive 1 month ago
I like the idea of traveling to less touristed places. I also like the idea of writing about the people behind local products. Most of my articles include interviews with locals. Some tour companies (Planterra) take tourists to local businesses. I think... show more
Should we be encouraging people to travel? 2 months ago
Hi Ian. I accompanied my mother-in-law on a trip to Texas this fall and ordered her a wheelchair for the airport. We went to the beginning of the long lines which was great. I am also very interested in accessible travel. Are there markets for writing a... show more
Thanks for this question Kateryna. I reentered the travel writing sphere in 2023, after a ten-year absence, to find that you have to have a website and an online presence to be successful. In 2013, this wasn’t essential. Passion - After retirement las... show more
Hi Kateryna. I'm interested in beginner photography and other specific sessions. I'd also like to learn about video editing. And I'd like to learn more about blogging. Which platforms to use and creating a blog that works.
Toronto Travel Massive 3 months ago
The consensus on the question I posted before seems to be that it's okay to encourage travel, but that we need to encourage traveling BETTER, whether that means encouraging choosing trains over planes, taking longer trips, seeing things in a different way, etc. My question now is HOW? How do I as a content creator do that? I mean, just lecturing people about sustainability or whatever isn't going to help. I'd love some PRACTICAL ideas on how to encourage better travel. So far I'm trying - not always succeeding - to avoid writing about the places that are very popular and instead focusing on lesser-traveled places. I'm avoiding big general listicles and instead trying to write about much narrower topics. As much as possible, I'm traveling by train or bus rather than plane and that'll come through when I write about a place. Any other suggestions?
I see that a lot of bloggers, in their bios, write things like "My goal is to inspire people to travel." It makes me wonder: is that really what we should do? Do we really want more people to travel, given all of the climate and sustainability consequences that can arise from travel? Or should we be encouraging people to travel better rather than more? And if so, how?
We have seen a lot of new members in our chapter (Toronto) and learning should never stop no matter how long you've been in the industry! Wrapping up 2024 I would love to know what are the top 3 things you've learned this year as a travel professional? Let’s learn from each other!
Hey, I'm Ben and I wanted to start a discussion about what people to do attract more readers to their blog. I run a travel blog ( https://www.thetravelpocketguide.com/ ) , and we've seen various success through different advertising channels and strategies. I thought it would be both thought provoking and beneficial to share what's worked best for our blog, and see what other people think is the best way to getting your travel blogging content seen by more people! How do you promote your travels blogs and what works best? Here's what strategies I've implemented: 1. Facebook groups Not only am I posting content to other groups but I've created my own two travel groups to grow our own community and future distribution network. Of course, when sharing content to other groups you must follow the group rules and make sure the content is relevant. My two groups are called Beach Holidays, and the other is called City Breaks. I thought the beach focused group would be more appealing...